Prof. Scheer Continues To Leave His Mark On This Generation

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the father of todays business process thinking, joins the Board of the Enterprise Standard organization LEADing Practice and the academic platform of the Global University Alliance.

Once again, Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer signs his name into the history books by joining the Board of Directors alongside with:

  • John A. Zachman
    Founder of Enterprise Architecture
  • Prof. Mark von Rosing
    Founder of X-BPMN and the interconnection between Enterprise Architecture, Engineering & Modelling
  • Georg Etzel
    LEADing Practice, Co-CEO
  • Fred Cummins
    Co-chairman and standards pioneer
  • Mikael Munck
    COO of Saxo Bank
  • Henk Kuil
    LEAD Enterprise Architect at KLM/AirFrance
  • Rod Peacock
    LEAD Enterprise Architect at the European Patent Office
  • Bas Bach
    LEAD Business Architect at Dutch Railway
  • Thomas Christian Olsen
    Head of SCM Operations at Novozymes

The board is tasked, under the direction of Prof. Mark von Rosing, with the development of a new breed of Enterprise Standards by strengthening the interconnection between the Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture disciplines.

“We are honored to have Prof Scheer join the Board and thereby continue to leave his mark on this generation by setting a new agenda how organizations adopt open-source standards.”

Georg Etzel,
LEADing Practice, Co-CEO

Prof. Scheer states, “The reason I join the Board of Directors is that I want to participate in creating a new breed of Enterprise Standards that will benefit the entire industry.”


Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer is the father of existing Business Process thinking today. He is the founder of the Institute for Information Systems (IWi) at Saarland University, and was its director for 30 years. His publications in the field of business information systems are today considered standard references and are very well known across global markets.

The Y-CIM production model, created by Prof. Scheer, serves as an overall framework for integrating operative information systems in the manufacturing industries.

Prof. Scheer was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 by the Global University Alliance on behalf of 450+ universities, in recognition of his long-term impact and contribution to evolve the academic world and organizations’ structural thinking of how to apply enterprise modelling today.

Pushing the bar with his research and focus on information and business process management, Prof. Scheer has, among others, brought to us:

  • His contribution to the academic world: In 1975 Scheer took over one of the first chairs for information systems and founded the Institute for information Systems (IWI) at the Saarland University, which he led until 2005.
  • His contribution to the Software world: In 1984 he founded IDS Scheer, a Business Process Management (BPM) software company, which is still today the market leader.
  • His contribution to Enterprise Modelling: The ARIS House which is one of the first Enterprise Modelling concepts that combines and organizes information of an organization in five interrelated views: data, function, organization, output, and control.
  • His contribution to the Process Modelling community: He developed among others 2 main concepts for Business Process Modelling: Business content in Value-added Chain Diagrams (VCD) and Process content in Event-driven Process Chains (EPC).

In 1984, he founded the international software and consulting company IDS Scheer AG. Until 2009 he expanded the business to become one of the leading IT companies in Germany. In 1997 he founded the imc AG located in Saarbrücken and in 2000 the Scheer Group GmbH which participates in innovative high tech companies, such as the Scheer Management Consulting & Solutions GmbH. He is forerunner and companion of the future project “Industry 4.0” initiated by the German federal government. The network of IT companies within the Scheer Group are actively participating in the implementation of projects along with well-known industry and research partners. For more information, please visit

LEADing Practice is the #1 provider of Enterprise Standards. Recognized as a paradigm shift by the global business, governmental and IT communities to empower through its Reference Content, a structured way of thinking, working, modeling and implementation – enabling organizations to innovate, transform, and deliver value. LEADing Practice is acknowledged as a new breed of interconnected enterprise standards concepts and has been adopted by many fortune 500 organizations as well as Governments.

The Global University Alliance was founded in 2004 and is a non-profit organization and international consortium of university lecturers and researchers whose aim it is to provide a collaborative platform for academic research, analysis and development and to explore leading practices, best practices as well as to develop missing practices. The Global University Alliance currently consists of 450+ universities, lecturers and researchers from across the world and is growing rapidly in size and scope. For more information visit the Global University Alliance.